slide around

slide around

1. To move around (some area) while maintaining smooth, continual contact with the ground. I hate ice skating. I always just spend the whole time sliding around totally out of control. We took off our shoes and started sliding around the floor.
2. To cause someone or something to move around (some area) while maintaining smooth, continual contact with the ground. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slide" and "around." Please don't slide those crates around like that—you'll scuff up the linoleum! He lay down on his back, and his friends slid him around the gymnasium.
See also: around, slide

slide something around

to push, twist, or turn something around. (The thing must be movable, but not often on wheels.) Please slide the carton around and look at the address on the other side. Can you slide the refrigerator around so I can clean the back of it?
See also: around, slide

slide around

to slip or skid around. Many cars slide around on the roads when they are icy. The pedestrians were sliding around on the icy pavement.
See also: around, slide
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Arrange the contents so items won't slide around as your child moves.
The NIHF report said rates fell 8.2% in August in Belfast while occupancy levels slide around 2.7% since June.
The steel Jumbo Sled base is easy to slide around in the yard or garden and allows owners of extra-large properties to connect multiple sleds in a series.
Snapchat also rolled out a simple, timed filter game called Puzzle Face, which required users to slide around on-screen tiles to reconstruct a jumbled image of their face.
The lows are expected to slide around 14 degrees Celsius across the Kingdom, the JMD added.
You can take a walk through the forest, play and slide around in the snow, take a sleigh ride and slide about in the snow tubes.
Play and slide around in real snow as you explore Santa's Christmas snow trail with it's huge slide.
Residents of luxury Williamsburg development 101 BEDFORD will need to cross the street to McCarren Park's ice skating rink if they want to slide around on the ice this year.
According to the company, it eliminates the hazard of floor mats that slide around on smooth floor surfaces.
It is important to have your dog in a crate that is secured so it can't slide around in the vehicle.
Put your dog inside with you or in the back in a crate that is securely latched in place so it can't slide around. Doing so will ensure that your buddy has a safe, happy trip and arrives at your destination in good shape and ready to go.
Premier, which saw its shares slide around 70% throughout 2011, paid around pounds 3.5m to its executives last year.
Even with three pairs of thick socks the boots are miles too big, flop ridiculously on her feet, but who cares, as they charge out into that pristine world, throw snowballs at each other, slip and slide around and crunch in the deep crispness.
When it comes to floor protection, you have to pick your poison: Canvas drop cloths don't slide around when you're working, but they'll leak if you have a big spill and they're bulky.
The final step is to wear a light fabric glove on your bow hand to reduce friction so it is easy for the grip to slide around and find a torque-free position in your hand.